Tuesday , 24 October 2017


Currencies

Currencies of These Countries Have Been Replaced By, or Pegged to,the U.S. Dollar

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It is the size, stability, and liquidity of a country’s financial markets that are the major underlying factors to determine the strength of a reserve currency and, as such, the U.S. dollar is the world’s most dominant reserve currency, making up about 64% of all official foreign exchange reserves. The USD is so dominant, in fact, that more and more countries around the world are pegging their currencies to the dollar as illustrated in this video.

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These 5 Currencies Closely Track Specific Commodities

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For more than a year now, commodity prices have been under pressure from the strong U.S. dollar and slowing global demand. This has made a huge dent in the balance sheet of many net exporters of resources, in turn weakening their currencies. What most people don’t realize, however, is just how closely some currencies track certain commodities. Below are five world currencies that have been impacted by lower commodity prices.

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The U.S. Dollar May Have Topped & Gold Bottomed – Here’s Why

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Virtually everyone has become convinced that the dollar is going to 110, 120 or even 160. Folks when everyone is thinking the same thing … then no one is thinking. Here’s the thing. Almost no one is prepared for the dollar to drop. Everyone is convinced the dollar is going higher, and everyone is positioned long. Everyone is on the same side of the boat. When that happens invariably the boat tips over so here’s what I think is going to happen.

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U.S. Currency: 33 Fascinating Facts

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The next time you spend your cash, take a moment to reflect on the history of the bill or coin in your hand as depicted in today’s infographic illustrating 33 fascinating facts about U.S. currency (notes and coins).

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Canada Has Devalued Its Dollar (Loonie) Again – Why?

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The Bank of Canada has cut its overnight rate for the second time in the last six months - to 0.5% - and the Canadian dollar has reacted as expected, [indeed, as intended,] putting the Canadian dollar at a six-year low in terms of dollars (-10.2%) and pound sterling (-10.4%). So why the rate cuts and competitive devaluation?

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U.S. Dollar As Reserve Currency: These Countries & Organizations No Longer Use It – What’s Next?

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With less countries and organizations using the dollar to settle international transactions, it slowly chips away at its hegemony of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency. China is at the epicenter of this transition and is making continued progress in cutting deals outside of the U.S. dollar framework. Deals shown in the infographic are currency flows between countries that have abandoned the dollar in bilateral trade, as well as countries that are considering such measures.

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Noonan on: What Is “Money”? What It Is Not!

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While money makes the world go around, very, very few people understand what money is and what money is not, and that is purposeful on the part of the elites and every government. This article explains why that is the case and why there is such confusion around such an understanding of the facts.

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